Cuban Progress Never Enough in Miami

2011.02.05

Blue Convertible, La Habana Vieja

The New York Times has an excellent article on free enterprise taking hold in Cuba http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/04/world/americas/04cuba.html?ref=americas

You can make your own observations about the article, and I commented on it. (Comment # 22) But I was most interested in the letters  from the general public As the comments suggest, for many in the exile community there can never be progress in Cuba no matter what actually happens on the island. The economy is opening, most political prisoners have been released, and as the article suggests the Cuban people see these moves as positive.  But for those sitting on their patios in Miami, it is not enough. They want the Cuba of 50 years ago, when their rich relatives partied with the corrupt Batista dictatorship and kept the Cuban people in uneducated semi-starvation. N0w from that same poolside vantage point, they want the Cubans to take to the streets and begin an Egyptian style revolution.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/01/29/2041535/the-mideast-is-on-fire-but-will.html

What they forget is that the Cuban revolution already took place, and they lost and fled to Florida. Unfortunately, because of their political power in this country, they have kept the rest of Americans from seeing what a beautiful, safe, and friendly place Cuba is, as witnessed by tourists from around the world.